B94.22 Hoyt Family Collection. Photograph Album. c1910-1940.
Harry Hoyt and his brothers, Charles Levi Hoyt and Ray Hoyt, came to the Gulkana
roadhouse about 1907. Charles served as postmaster of Gulkana from 1909-1916. It
appears that Charles and Harry worked for the Alaska Road Commission and were
involved in freighting on the Richardson highway. Ray Hoyt, to whom the album
belonged, became a mechanic for aviator Carl Ben Eielson in Fairbanks. Harry Hoyt
married Norma Hoyt shortly after she arrived to work as a teacher in Fairbanks. They had
a son, Harold, and moved to Anchorage where they owned the Hoyt Motor Company.
The photograph album contains 511 images, originally belonging to Ray Holt, who lived
in the Copper River Valley in the early 1900s. The album contains postcards and
photographs dating from c1910-1940. The collection includes images of Chitina,
Gulkana, Cordova, Valdez, Copper Center, Fairbanks, ships and boats, transportation,
This collection was donated to the Anchorage Museum in 1994.